Top Companies in the Global Chewing Gum Market

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Chewing gum never goes out of style, in fact, our latest report shows the global chewing gum market will reach $32.63 billion in 2019, up from its 2014 value of $24.72 billion.

Gum accounts for 55.2% of the global confectionery market thanks to the growing popularity of sugar-free gum. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is a large advocate of the dental benefits of sugar-free chewing gum and some reports conclude that sugar-free chewing gum can reduce tooth decay by up to 40%.

Technavio has narrowed down the top 13 companies in the global chewing gum market:

Cloetta Fazer

Cloetta, founded in 1862, is a leading confectionery company in the Nordic region, The Netherlands, and Italy. Cloetta is manufacturing and marketing sugar confectionery, chocolate products, pastilles and chewing gum. In total, Cloetta products are sold in more than 50 markets worldwide.

Hershey Foods

Hershey was established in 1894 in the US. The company specializes in chocolate, candies, chocolate syrup, and chewing gum.


Lotte was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company produces and sells sweets, ice creams, dairy products, confectionery products, and frozen foods. The company operates across South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Poland, Brazil, and the US.


Mondelēz was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, US. The company manufactures and markets snack foods and beverages. The company sells its products under brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Trident gum; LU, Nabisco, and Oreo; Milka chocolates; Jacob coffee; and Tang.


Peppersmith is a UK-based company established in 2009. The company specializes in xylitol-based chewing gum, mints, and candies.

Perfetti Van Melle

Perfetti Van Melle was founded in 2001 through the merger between an Italy-based company, Perfetti (founded in 1946), and a Netherlands-based company, Van Melle. The company offers its products under various brands globally. Some of its brands include Mentos, Chupa Chups, Alpenliebe, Airheads, Big Babol, Center Fruit, Daygum, Frisk, Fruit-tella, Golia, Happydent, and Miller.

Republic Biscuit (Rebisco)

Rebisco was established in 1963 in the Philippines. It has a diverse portfolio ranging from cookies and cakes to chips and chewing gum. It has a global presence in countries such Australia, Iran, Canada, and Japan.

Super Mouth

Super Mouth was established in 2007 in the UK. It manufactures and markets functional gum for athletes under the name Vibe Energy Gum.

Think Gum

Think Gum is a brain-boosting chewing gum designed to enhance concentration and memory.  The gum is sugar-free, naturally caffeinated and contains a proprietary blend of herbal ingredients including peppermint, rosemary, guarana, bacopa, ginkgo and vinpocetine.  The gum tastes like normal peppermint gum with a green tea like finish.


With operations in approximately 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 70,000 Associates worldwide that are putting our Mars Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.


Xlear Inc. is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America.  We are tirelessly-committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol, erythritol, and other natural sweeteners, by manufacturing natural, health-enhancing products based on these incredible sweeteners found in wood, fruits, vegetables, and other natural sources.

Zapp Gum

Zapp Gum was established in 2006 in the US. It specializes in chewing gum, mints, candies, and syrups using xylitol.

Zoft Gum

Zoft Gum is one of the largest manufacturers of private-label functional chewing gum. Based in the US, the company specializes in chewable tablets, lozenges, mints, and candies.